Does anyone else hate paralegal-ing?

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Re: Does anyone else hate paralegal-ing?

Postby Drake014 » Tue May 05, 2009 12:46 am

Lxw wrote:
nmoor1501 wrote:Yea... maybe. I am really not the best paralegal, to be honest, I am a bigger picture kinda gal and I hate getting paper cuts.
However, the day I was fired a subpoena was sent to the wrong office by another paralegal who had been there for over a year. And you had to search case folders for the name of the opposing counsel since they didn't enter it the case management software and my attorney held the files hostage. Also, my attorney would just drop docs from one case into another, instead of using standard form docs, so misinformation was all over the files.

I understand it. Paper cuts aren't that bad, in the end, when you consider that the alternative is 'flipping' through hundreds of documents that are entered into a computer, which are only accessible by craptastic proprietary software that crashes at least once a day, where the documents have seemingly random 3-4 letter long designators which make no sense, are scanned into the computer in the form of (sometimes accurate) searchable text that doesn't correspond to the actual document, thereby nullifying the entire purpose of using a searchable text when you end up having to read the original document anyway so you can properly cite them.

And when your boss tells you to jump, you not only ask "How high?" but "Off which leg?" and "Shall I try to touch the ceiling?"


You deserved to get fired but who the fuck would want to keep working there?

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Re: Does anyone else hate paralegal-ing?

Postby Leeroy Jenkins » Tue May 05, 2009 12:47 am

I deserved to get fired?

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Re: Does anyone else hate paralegal-ing?

Postby nmoor1501 » Tue May 05, 2009 12:50 am

Haha. Really? I deserved it for 1 hangover and a couple misguided letters? Huh, I thought everyone made mistakes at a new job in a new career.

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Re: Does anyone else hate paralegal-ing?

Postby Drake014 » Tue May 05, 2009 12:52 am

nmoor1501 wrote:Haha. Really? I deserved it for 1 hangover and a couple misguided letters? Huh, I thought everyone made mistakes at a new job in a new career.


A mistake is making a mistake on an already confusing file... unless you were drugged, the hangover thing is just kinda stupidity.

Edit: I'm trying to think of a way of sounding less like an asshole, I'll get back to you.

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Re: Does anyone else hate paralegal-ing?

Postby Drake014 » Tue May 05, 2009 12:53 am

Lxw wrote:I deserved to get fired?


If you have a job, yes, yes you do.

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Re: Does anyone else hate paralegal-ing?

Postby Leeroy Jenkins » Tue May 05, 2009 12:54 am

nmoor1501 wrote:Haha. Really? I deserved it for 1 hangover and a couple misguided letters? Huh, I thought everyone made mistakes at a new job in a new career.

Yea, seriously, I showed up to work on my 2nd day hungover, and again some other random day, and again today. Nobody gets fired for that, I think they just didn't like you. You probably stirred the fire of desire in the groins of one of the Mormon partners and he wanted to remove the object of sin from his life, or something.

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Re: Does anyone else hate paralegal-ing?

Postby Leeroy Jenkins » Tue May 05, 2009 12:55 am

Drake014 wrote:
Lxw wrote:I deserved to get fired?

If you have a job, yes, yes you do.

That's not very nice. :evil: :evil: :evil:

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Re: Does anyone else hate paralegal-ing?

Postby Drake014 » Tue May 05, 2009 12:56 am

Lxw wrote:
nmoor1501 wrote:Haha. Really? I deserved it for 1 hangover and a couple misguided letters? Huh, I thought everyone made mistakes at a new job in a new career.

Yea, seriously, I showed up to work on my 2nd day hungover, and again some other random day, and again today. Nobody gets fired for that, I think they just didn't like you. You probably stirred the fire of desire in the groins of one of the Mormon partners and he wanted to remove the object of sin from his life, or something.


But could they tell you were hungover? Some people wear shitfaced better than others.

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Re: Does anyone else hate paralegal-ing?

Postby Drake014 » Tue May 05, 2009 12:57 am

Lxw wrote:
nmoor1501 wrote:Haha. Really? I deserved it for 1 hangover and a couple misguided letters? Huh, I thought everyone made mistakes at a new job in a new career.

Yea, seriously, I showed up to work on my 2nd day hungover, and again some other random day, and again today. Nobody gets fired for that, I think they just didn't like you. You probably stirred the fire of desire in the groins of one of the Mormon partners and he wanted to remove the object of sin from his life, or something.


Nah, I lived across the street from a Mormon who had a love child with his secretary despite his four kids at home. If anything, her good looks would have kept her there longer unless the wife also worked there.

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Re: Does anyone else hate paralegal-ing?

Postby nmoor1501 » Tue May 05, 2009 12:59 am

Drake014 wrote:
Lxw wrote:
nmoor1501 wrote:Haha. Really? I deserved it for 1 hangover and a couple misguided letters? Huh, I thought everyone made mistakes at a new job in a new career.

Yea, seriously, I showed up to work on my 2nd day hungover, and again some other random day, and again today. Nobody gets fired for that, I think they just didn't like you. You probably stirred the fire of desire in the groins of one of the Mormon partners and he wanted to remove the object of sin from his life, or something.


But could they tell you were hungover? Some people wear shitfaced better than others.


Maybe the office manager, but her desk faced me and was about an inch away. She may have smelled the booze...

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Re: Does anyone else hate paralegal-ing?

Postby nmoor1501 » Tue May 05, 2009 1:02 am

Drake014 wrote:
Lxw wrote:
nmoor1501 wrote:Haha. Really? I deserved it for 1 hangover and a couple misguided letters? Huh, I thought everyone made mistakes at a new job in a new career.

Yea, seriously, I showed up to work on my 2nd day hungover, and again some other random day, and again today. Nobody gets fired for that, I think they just didn't like you. You probably stirred the fire of desire in the groins of one of the Mormon partners and he wanted to remove the object of sin from his life, or something.


Nah, I lived across the street from a Mormon who had a love child with his secretary despite his four kids at home. If anything, her good looks would have kept her there longer unless the wife also worked there.


Funny you mentioned a cheating Mormon. I am pretty sure the other paralegal was getting frisky with her attorney (who's wife was giving birth this month, one week before his two week surfing trip to Indonesia). There were always shrieks coming from his office, and he gave her a bruise on her leg by pushing her... sounded like middle school flirting to me.

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Re: Does anyone else hate paralegal-ing?

Postby Drake014 » Tue May 05, 2009 1:06 am

nmoor1501 wrote:
Drake014 wrote:
Lxw wrote:
nmoor1501 wrote:Haha. Really? I deserved it for 1 hangover and a couple misguided letters? Huh, I thought everyone made mistakes at a new job in a new career.

Yea, seriously, I showed up to work on my 2nd day hungover, and again some other random day, and again today. Nobody gets fired for that, I think they just didn't like you. You probably stirred the fire of desire in the groins of one of the Mormon partners and he wanted to remove the object of sin from his life, or something.


Nah, I lived across the street from a Mormon who had a love child with his secretary despite his four kids at home. If anything, her good looks would have kept her there longer unless the wife also worked there.


Funny you mentioned a cheating Mormon. I am pretty sure the other paralegal was getting frisky with her attorney (who's wife was giving birth this month, one week before his two week surfing trip to Indonesia). There were always shrieks coming from his office, and he gave her a bruise on her leg by pushing her... sounded like middle school flirting to me.


I swear, all really religious people just need to come clean and be swingers.




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